Most of the European countries suspend the consumption of green energy. The data from the Euro start community statistics are very clear. In 2016, only 17% of the final energy consumption in the European Union as a whole came from the renewable sector. The figure is not trivial especially if we take into account. The proportion of renewable energy in the final gross consumption of energy is one of the main indicators of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The average of the Twenty-eight must be at 20%.
Now, it is also true that not all countries are at the same level. While the large economies of the region are in the lower half of the ranking, the Nordic Eastern countries lead the top positions. The most outstanding result is of Sweden. More than half of the energy consumption comes from the renewable sector. They followed by Finland, Latvia, Austria and Denmark, all of them above 30%. Other countries that are also in the high band of the table are Estonia, Portugal, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia, where the weight exceeds 20%. Continue reading “Large European economies suspend green energy consumption”